Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

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Reindeer Husbandry. Old tradition - unique opportunities

2017-04-05: Ecological sustainability and increased production are the basis of the unique opportunities in reindeer husbandry. The Parliamentary White Paper presents strategies and measures the industry can adopt to better exploit its potential in a rational and market-oriented direction. Reindeer revenue should as far as possible be generated by selling in-demand products and services to market. This will secure the basis of the unique industry and cultural heritage carrier which reindeer husbandry is.

New seeds from Syria to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

2017-02-27: For the first time, seeds that had been retrieved from secure storage have been returned to the seed vault in Svalbard. Forced to retrieve seed deposits from Svalbard in the fall of 2015, the international research centre ICARDA, previously operating out of Aleppo, Syria, was last week returning newly recultivated seed stock.

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